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Saskatchewan Party MLA’s motel accused of raising rates for social assistance client

Saskatchewan Party MLA’s motel accused of raising rates for social assistance client

Nov 15, 2023 | 2:29pm
Saskatchewan’s Opposition NDP has accused a company owned by a member of the legislature of hiking motel rates for a social assistance recipient. The NDP said Wednesday it’s demanding answers after the Sunrise Motel in Regina increased rates when the Ministry of Social Services started to cover the costs for Evelyn Harper, who was evicted […]
Sask. NDP and Beck feel party is building momentum after convention

Sask. NDP and Beck feel party is building momentum after convention

Oct 30, 2023 | 10:56am
The Saskatchewan NDP held their annual convention, with Leader Carla Beck walking out feeling “energized” and “hopeful” about the party’s state. The convention, from Friday to Sunday, hosted the largest growth of new members in the party’s history. Beck said coming out of the convention, the party is feeling energized. “We had a great group […]

NDP takes two of three seats in byelections

Aug 10, 2023 | 10:19pm

Its a trend that has been seen a long way down the road.  The Saskatchewan NDP have picked up two “city seats” in Regina, securing their hold on the urban centres of the province. The governing Saskatchewan Party also displayed its strength in the rural areas, holding on to the riding of Lumsden Morse, outside […]

Sask. NDP launch to prioritize hiring Saskatchewan workers and companies for projects

Jul 19, 2023 | 9:21am

The Saskatchewan NDP has launched a plan that, if elected, would see a commitment to ensuring the province’s investments stay in the province. Official Opposition Leader Carla Beck announced Hire Saskatchewan, a commitment to the people of the province that a Carla Beck government will prioritize hiring Saskatchewan workers and companies and use made-in-Saskatchewan materials […]

Saskatchewan has longest waits in Canada for hip and knee replacement surgeries

Jul 8, 2023 | 10:08am

A Saskatchewan NDP health critic says the province not only has the longest wait times in Canada for hip and knee surgeries, it ranks well below other jurisdictions. Matt Love, who is the rural health critic for the Opposition party, pointed to recent data by the Canadian Institute for Health Information that showed median wait […]

Sask. Party and NDP candidates announced for Regina and area by-elections

Jun 13, 2023 | 1:08pm

The Saskatchewan Party and the Saskatchewan New Democratic Party have announced the trio of candidates seeking election for the province’s three vacant seats. The Regina Walsh Acres, Regina Coronation Park, and Lumsden-Morse ridings have all been left vacant. Regina Coronation Park was left vacant after Mark Doherty announced his resignation earlier this year. Doherty had […]

Province’s political parties paint different pictures of spring session

May 19, 2023 | 6:29am

The spring sitting of the Legislature concluded with one party highlighting positives and the other showing shortcomings from the ten weeks. Premier Scott Moe highlighted his government’s commitment to growth that works for everyone. The Government highlights included: A balanced budget. The passing of the Saskatchewan First Act. The release of a made-in-Saskatchewan plan for […]

Cumberland MLA Doyle Vermette announces he will not be seeking re-election

May 17, 2023 | 2:07pm

MLA for Cumberland Doyle Vermette announced that he will not seek re-election in 2024. “Being the MLA for the Cumberland constituency has been one of the greatest experiences I’ve had in my lifetime. It has brought me many positives and sometimes many challenges, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything,” Vermette said. “I have built […]

New IT spending, raising alarms of botched AIMS rollout for Official Opposition

May 12, 2023 | 1:23pm

The Government of Saskatchewan is set to spend over $20 million on a new IT software project, raising alarms from the Offical Opposition. At this year’s Human Services Committee, the Sask. Party admitted that they are pursuing yet another new $25.7 million software program – MiCase – for the Saskatchewan Income Support program to make […]

Saskatchewan NDP calls on government to scrap ‘snack tax’ on food items

May 10, 2023 | 9:31am

Holding up a rotisserie chicken, Saskatchewan Opposition NDP finance critic Trent Wotherspoon questioned why it’s taxed while an uncooked chicken is not. Wotherspoon and NDP Leader Carla Beck also asked why the six per cent provincial sales tax applies to a box of five granola bars and not to a box of six. It’s the […]